Tributes flow for mother and daughter killed in crash with ambulance near Valla, NSWUpdated about 3 hours ago PHOTO: Pictures of Rachel Erlandsen and her mother Dixie sit atop their coffins. (ABC: Tom Lowrey)RELATED STORY: Two dead after car collides with ambulance on highwayMAP: Macksville 2447Around 500 people have attended a funeral for a mother and daughter who died when their car collided with an ambulance on the New South Wales mid-north coast.The ambulance and the small car collided on the Pacific Highway near Valla around 5:00pm on November 20, causing the emergency vehicle to roll.Dixie Erlandsen, 50, and her daughter Rachel, 17, died at the scene, despite the efforts of paramedics and other emergency medical staff.Their funeral was held today in the Macksville High School Auditorium.
Forestry Corporation handed an EPA penalty over clear-felling near Coffs HarbourPosted yesterday at 1:27pm PHOTO: The EPA has fined the Forestry Corporation over a Coffs Coast logging operationMAP: Coffs Harbour 2450The Forestry Corporation has been fined thousands of dollars over erosion caused by clear-felling near Coffs Harbour.The EPA conducted an investigation and has recently issued Forestry Corporation with a $15,000 penalty noticeBrett Nudd, EPAThe Environment Protection Authority (EPA) said harvesting of a native forest plantation in the Tuckers Nob State Forest saw a huge amount of sediment wash into the Never Never Creek.The EPA’s regional manager Brett Nudd said not enough attention was paid to likely rainfall and soil loss during the logging, which ran from September 2014 until February this year.”That activity involved whole scale removal of the vegetation, and exposed 95 hectares of land,” he said.”There was a significant rainfall event that resulted in a significant volume of sediment being discharged into the Never Never Creek.”The EPA conducted an investigation and has recently issued Forestry Corporation with a $15,000 penalty notice.”The EPA investigation concluded that the erosion controls that were implemented were inadequate and that there was inappropriate or insufficient attention paid to the level of risk posed by the works at that time of year.”Obviously significant rainfall events happen on the coast quite often at that time of the year.”‘A slap on the wrist’ is how the North
Neil Alexander Hamilton
9th September 1951 – 20th May 2015
Loving father of Daniel, Alex and Hugh, Brother of Col and Juanita, Son of Stuart and Lillian and Grandfather of Niko.
“And I lay me down
Worn but not weary
The cup half empty is then full
As the flame slips away
At the dimming before the light
Love is the Legacy”
A public celebration of the life and times of Neil will be held
by family and friends
Saturday the 30th May,
Gathering at 10:00am for a 10:30am start
BELLINGEN MARKET PARK
(Bring an umbrella if it’s wet. Bring something to sit on if you want. Bring your memories & stories)
Chrysalis Steiner School is located in the beautiful Thora Valley, near the township of Bellingen in New South Wales. The school is founded on the educational philosophy of Rudolf Steiner.
At Chrysalis we aim to educate the whole person – intellectually, artistically, socially, and morally – so as to develop each student’s innate self-discipline and strength of body and will.